God calls us to take part in His transforming work and promises that we will be transformed in the process. As a praying church, we believe the Gospel changes our lives. Spend some time today in prayer and use the following as a guide.
Praise God for who He is: Prayers of praise are focused entirely on God. It is our expression of adoration for all that God is – His holiness, greatness, love, and majesty (Revelation 5:12-13). Take a few minutes to focus on God and praise Him for who He is.
Thanksgiving for what He has done: Prayers of thanksgiving acknowledge what God has done and is doing in our lives, homes, job, community, bodies, and the church (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Spend some time thanking God for what He has done in your life.
Confession of our sins: An awareness of God’s presence reveals our own unworthiness. In confession we acknowledge our sin and ask God for forgiveness (1 John 1:9). Take a few minutes to confess your sin to God.
Ask (Life, Community, Campus, Church): Prayers of petition include asking God specific things for our lives, our community, our campuses, and the local and global church (Hebrews 4:16). Take a few minutes to ask God for specific things. Then, ask God to show you how to bless someone in your life today.